Volkswagen Teramont made its world debut at the Guangzhou international Chinese auto show. It is worth noting that the car could be seen much earlier, on October 27, 2016, at a special event in Santa Monica, but in its American version, under the name Atlas. The new product is the flagship off-road model line of the German manufacturer. It received a rich technical filling, a spacious and practical interior, as well as a rather pleasant design. The eye is caught by large headlamps with several blocks of focusing lenses and elegant eyeliner made of thin led daytime running lights. The radiator grille is visually adjacent to the lighting equipment and consists of two horizontally oriented chrome plates with a plastic mesh backing with large hexagonal cells. As for the stern, it looks quite solid and monumental. I would like to note the large, coming on the wings, led brake lights, a small spoiler over the rear window and a couple of rectangular exhaust pipes. In General, the novelty received a calm and elegant design, in the best traditions of the German manufacturer.
The Volkswagen Teramont is a large seven-seat crossover. Its overall dimensions are: length 5036 mm, width 1989 mm, height 1769 mm, and wheelbase-2979 mm. As for the ground clearance, it is the Golden mean within this class. Under the bottom of the car remains about 203 millimeters. Thanks to this landing, it will easily transfer a trip on a dirt road, jump on a relatively high curb and maintain excellent smoothness, even on a broken paved road. If we talk about the suspension itself, it has a completely independent architecture. On the front axle is a design based on McPherson struts, and at the rear-a multi-link. Cross-stability stabilizers and telescopic shock absorbers with helical springs are installed around the circle.
The Teramont trunk can please with its capacity. Even in the seven-seat layout, there is about 583 liters of free space in the back. To transport long loads, you can sacrifice seats. When the third row is folded, up to 1500 liters are released, and if you use the second one, you can get 2741 liters of useful volume.
The crossover will be equipped with two different powertrains, an exclusively eight-speed automatic variable transmission and a proprietary all-wheel drive system. Thanks to the presence of an alternative engine and universal transmission, the model can meet the needs of a wide target audience.
Under the hood of the base Volkswagen Teramont is a two-liter turbocharged four TSI. It produces 220 horsepower in the range from 4400 to 6200 rpm and 350 Nm of thrust from 1500 to 4400 rpm of the crankshaft. Thanks to this shelf of torque, the crossover accelerates to 100 km / h in 8.6 seconds and reaches a maximum of 190 kilometers per hour. Fuel consumption is relatively affordable – 12 liters in the city, 7.9 on the highway and 9.4 liters in a mixed cycle.
For an additional fee, you can order a version with an atmospheric V-shaped six. With a volume of 3.6 liters, it develops 280 horses at 6,200 rpm and 360 Nm at 3,500 rpm. Due to the lack of a turbocharger, acceleration to hundreds will take 8.9 seconds, and the speed ceiling is also at 190 km/h. With such an engine, there is no hope for efficiency. The crossover will consume 14.4 liters of gasoline per hundred kilometers in the city, 8.4 on the highway and 10.6 liters in combined mode.
Volkswagen Teramont boasts good functionality. It has a stylish and discreet design that perfectly emphasizes the character and personality of its owner. This car will look good both on the Expressway and on dirt roads away from civilization. The interior is a realm of pleasant finishing materials, practicality, thoughtful ergonomics and uncompromising comfort. Even a long trip or a heavy traffic jam can not cause the owner unnecessary inconvenience. The manufacturer is well aware that a modern car, first of all, should give pleasure from driving. That is why the crossover is equipped with an amazing line of powertrains, which are a fusion of modern technology and legendary German quality.